Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Is the Commencement Fair just for undergrads?
 

No, the Commencement Fair is for undergrads, grad students and Thompson School students. Students who aren't yet graduating may also find helpful resources and information and are welcome to attend.

 

  2. Do I need to bring anything?
 

Yes, check out this list of things you should bring.

 

  3. How long will it take?
 

We suggest you plan on spending an hour in order to take advantage of everything the Commencement Fair has to offer.

 

  4. How much does a cap and gown cost?
 
Click here for cap and gown information.


  5. Do I have to buy my cap and gown? Can’t I just rent it?
 

UNH has negotiated a contract with the supplier that actually makes it less expensive for you to purchase your regalia rather than rent it.

 

  6. What if I miss the Commencement Fair? Is that the only way to get my cap and gown?
 

No, you can pick up a cap and gown the week of Commencement at the Elliott Alumni Center or you can have your cap and gown mailed directly to you from University Cap and Gown. Click here for more information.

 
 

  7. What if I don't plan to attend the Commencement ceremony and I don't need a cap and gown. Can I skip the Commencement Fair?
 

The Commencement Fair offers much more than an opportunity to get your cap and gown. There will be many other participating companies, departments, and resources available to assist you in preparing for the big day!

 

  8. Can I still register for the Graduate Celebration Picnic if I miss the Fair?
 

You can! Just contact the Alumni Association.

 

  9. Do I have to go to the Commencement Fair?
 

No, but it will make your life easier. Attendance at the Commencement Fair is not required, but is highly recommended. All of the departments, organizations and resources that can provide you with information to help you prepare for graduation are together in one place.

 

  10. My parents wanna know…..
 

The Commencement Office will be available to answer all your questions and ease anxieties about the big day.